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:cheers Had a blast today out in PUngo, VA. Bch. at an old abandoned airfield. The beachcomber corvette club was running timed runs on a slalom course on the old airfield, open to all cars. Got there a bit late but was fun to watch. They luved the SSR. Took a great shot of the SSR next to a very old Chevy Truck.

Those guys were really working those vettes!!! Gonna try it myself next month at Fentress Airfield.
 

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Does your wife never get out of the SSR? She seems to be in every photo you take :)
 

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Actually, she has been getting in the drivers seat quite a bit too! What can I say, we are like two kids with a new toy and havin a ball. You need to check out those runs when you are in town again. I think the next one is a Fentress Airfield. Look in the AutoWeek section of the local paper for times or just email me and I will keep ya posted.
 
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The location of your front license plate just cought my eye. The SSR at the local dealer has the bracket mounted one "crossbar lower". Doesn't obstruct as much of the grill. Is yours the factory location? I was going to try and mount mine as low as possible. Perhaps the top of the frame on the bottom bracket if possible. Not trying to nit-pik just wondering. In any event, your SSR sure looks sweet!
 

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I hated having to do that to my front grill, but that is the actual recommended factory setting. I have seen the plate much lower, but I think that makes it look like an afterthought. The present location of the bracket on mine makes it look integrated, if that is at all possible. Each to his own. I can live with the plate where it is. The law is the law and we gotta have a front and back plate in Va.

This pic was at a local autocross sponsored by the local corvette club. There are autocross runs every month this winter so I plan on doing a few of them in the SSR. Waiting for a little better pavement like out at Little Creek Amphib Base. They have a really nice area for it but not sure if the local car clubs can get it. Fentress Airfield this Sunday is having Autocross but the pavement is way too loose for me. All that gravel at high speed tends to tear up the body panels but I plan o watching.
 
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THE PLATE LOOKS FINE

IN NEW JERSEY WE ALSO HAVE TO HAVE BOTH FRONT AND REAR
PLATES,MY REGISTRATION AND TAGS CAME IN LAST WEEK, I PUT
MY SSR AWAY TILL THE SPRING AND INTEND TO BRING IT INTO
THE DEALERSHIP AND LET THEM PUT THE PLATES ON, BUT WITH A
CAREFULL EYE, MY SSR CAME WITH A BRACKET FOR THE FRONT
TAG BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE WRITTEN
BY SOMEONE FROM THAT SHOW "THE THIRD PLANET FROM THE
SUN". I CAN HARDLY WAIT TILL SPRING , THE SHORT TIME I'VE
OWNED MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN, AND I LIKE IT.
 

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Hey Tycoon, I totally agree with your statement that the SSR is a Fountain of Youth or a Rejuvenator on Wheels. I'm old enough(I'm sorry to say) that I went through the muscle car days of the the 1960's. I've owned the GTO's, Chevelle's, 427 Corvettes, etc. and then went through the import phase of Porsches, BMW's, Acura's, etc. Always been a "gearhead" but nothing really pulled my heartstrings the past couple of decades until the SSR appeared on the horizon. I tracked its' progress for the past 2 yrs. or so and then stumbled upon a Redline Red SSR at MSRP the end of Nov. I've now owned it for 6 wks. and have a little over 1,000 miles on it. Here in Tn. the weather has been accomodating enough that you can drive it most days of the week. No snow or salt on the roads. I actually look forward to driving the SSR and make any excuse I can to get behind the wheel. When you crank up a Bob Seger or ZZ Top CD(or turn off the radio and listen to the sweet exhaust sound) you can almost feel young again! I've read the critics say that it doesn't have enough horsepower or it's over priced or it weighs too much and I got got to say is, "screw them". It's fun, it brings a smile to my face, and I almost feel like a teenager again. That my friend, is PRICELESS!
 

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Chrome, Smoke, and Barbeque

:cheers If you like ZZ Top then you gotta get the Box Set by ZZ Top, "Chrome, Smoke, and BarBQue". So much awesome go fast car music!
 

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COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER, the last two weeks (and 2500 miles) of SSR has been the best driving of my life. I can't wait to find a reason to drive. In Florida, convertible in January makes perfect sense and the temp is perfect.

on a scale of 10, I give it a 12.5

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I refuse to put the front license plate on. I'm planning to carry in the car and plead with the cop that would ruin the looks of the car. I'm sure I can get away with it until there a lot more SSRs are around. A cop did ask me to pull over the first day I got the car so he could take a look at the car. I did.

The ticket is under a $100. I'll pay it once a year (after 2 warnings) if I have to. Hate the front license plate.
 

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Cruzned, You're a man of discriminating tastes! I got the ZZ Top box set off Buy.com about 2 wks. ago for $49.00 delivered and it makes for some great cruising music. Hard to believe that ZZ has been around for over 30 yrs. and still going strong. Glad to find another affectionado.
 

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I respect you guys with the ZZ Top thing and believe me I'm a big fan of classic rock (not necessarily fancy the bearded guys though). But try some good techno with the top down, You won't regret it. Nothing sound better than good techno in the car. . Try these ( you can download with any of the popular downloading software):

"I See Right Through To You" by DJ Encore

"Elements" by Neo Cortex

Blade II opening by DaRude

I can suggest more but I'm afraid you guys would call me gay (not that there is anything wrong with that...)
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Tunes

Techno in a retro???

I'll stick with any Stevie Ray Vaughn tune - in particular the 3 cd / 1 dvd box set.

"Little Wing" (#1740's nick)

Well she's walking through the clouds
With a circus mind that's running round
Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
That's all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.

When I'm sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
It's alright she says it's alright
Take anything you want from me, anything
Anything.

Fly on little wing,
Yeah yeah, yeah, little wing


"Pride and Joy"

"Voodoo Chili"

"Look Out Little Sister"

and on and on....
 

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WOW, now we have a music forum :D
 
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